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HYPHEN

Postby pipingguy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:39 pm

I wish the hyphen and chevron characters would line-up in LayOut's text like in Sketchup's 3D text. I use them as flow arrows. --->
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Re: HYPHEN  Topic is solved

Postby pbacot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:47 pm

Could be the font you are using?
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Re: HYPHEN

Postby pipingguy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 am

You are correct sir. Tahoma is the better way to go.
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Re: HYPHEN

Postby pipingguy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm

Now I remember why I switched to Arial - it's because certain subsequent Tahoma characters, such as RA and TT, touch each other. :o So when I convert the 3D text component into a group, those faces get left behind. I wish Trimble would separate the letters or allow 3D text to form a group vs. component.
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Re: HYPHEN

Postby Dave R » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:55 pm

This has been explained before. The spacing is determined by the font, not by SketchUp.If you must use a font that has narrow spacing, you have several options. Make and place the glyphs one at a time, edit the font with a font editor to add more space between glyphs, or conact the designer of the font and try to get them to make the modification for you.

Maybe you should find a mono-spaced font to use instead.
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Re: HYPHEN

Postby Dave R » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:25 pm

pipingguy wrote:Subject: HYPHEN

Thanks for the workarounds Dave. But in all honesty, I don't want to go down the unfamiliar path of font editing. I just hope that Trimble reads our posts and puts it on their to-do list to weed out the troublesome default fonts...and they should really remove all the arcane ones that nobody uses.


Evidently you have missed a very important fact. The fonts available in the 3D Text tool are system fonts. SketchUp doesn't supply any fonts whatsoever. If you are seeing "arcane" fonts in the list, they either came with Windows, were installed by some other program, not SketchUp or LayOut, or you installed them yourself. You can edit the Windows Fonts and delete them.

It isn't the responsibility or even within the capability of Sketchup to modify the fonts on your computer. Expecting them to do anything about this is unrealistic.
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Re: HYPHEN

Postby pipingguy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:42 pm

wonderful
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Re: HYPHEN

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:05 am

pipingguy wrote:wonderful


Most applications that use fonts use the system fonts. SketchUp and LayOut aren't unique in that. There are a few that add some fonts but for the most part, they all come with the operating system unless you install them yourself.

As I said, if you really must stick with the font you've chosen, you can edit it. A great tool for that is FontCreator which will let you create your own fonts as well as edit existing ones. And it really isn't all that difficult to do.
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